11. Bacillus anthracis and Dendritic Cells: A Complicated Battle

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Jean-Nicolas Tournier and
  2. Anne Quesnel-Hellmann

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch11

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Tournier, J.-N. and Quesnel-Hellmann, A. (2010) Bacillus anthracis and Dendritic Cells: A Complicated Battle, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch11

Author Information

  1. Groupe interactions hôte-agent pathogène, Département de biologie des agents transmissibles, Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • Bacillus anthracis and dendritic cells (DC) - complicated battle, B. anthracis nonmotile, facultative anaerobe infecting humans;
  • anthrax virulence factors and DCs - toxins, as model of inhibitory effectors of immune system;
  • DCs, serving as a “Trojan horse” - for spore incubation and dissemination throughout the body


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • DCs: Subset Diversity, Topology, and Functions

  • DCs and B. Anthracis: A Complicated Battle

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References